The group also announced the appointment of N S Rajan from Ernst & Young as the new member and the new group chief human resources officer.
The other members of the council are Mukund Govind Rajan, who will oversee the Tata brand, communication, ethics & CSR, and the ex-BSE chief Madhu Kannan, who will head business development and public affairs, the group said in a statement.
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The GEC, under the aegis of the Tata Sons board, will now assume the responsibility for all the roles earlier performed by the group corporate centre (GCC) and the group executive office (GEO).
"The agenda of the GEC includes, return on investment with a long-term perspective; support for and shaping of the agenda for philanthropy; preserving and enhancing the reputation of the Tata name; defining and driving a Tata way of working for group companies; and playing a proactive role so that the group fulfils its responsibility as a global corporate citizen," the statement said.